Disabled PhD Scholar Farooque Alam Attacked In JNU: ABVP Says 'NSUI's Allegations False & Fabricated'

Disabled PhD Scholar Farooque Alam Attacked In JNU: ABVP Says 'NSUI's Allegations False & Fabricated'

Alam is a National Spokesperson for the Indian Youth Congres (IYC). He is a native of Katihar, Bihar and has been active in students’ politics since he joined the university.

FPJ Education DeskUpdated: Thursday, September 07, 2023, 05:32 PM IST
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NSUI Alleges ABVP Of Attacking Farooque Alam | Twitter

New Delhi: In a tragic incident from the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), a senior activist of the NSUI, Farooque Alam has been attacked allegedly by the ABVP activists. In a post shared by the National Students' Union of India (NSUI) on X, (formerly Twitter), the student's wing claims that the some member of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) came to the famous Kaveri Hostel in the varsity and had scuffle with Farooque.

Who is Farooque Alam?

According to a twitter profile, Alam is a National Spokesperson for the Indian Youth Congres (IYC). He is a native of Katihar, Bihar and has been active in students’ politics since he joined the university.

His LinkedIn profile mentions that he did his Master's in Arts (MA) in Russian Language and Literature.

The student activist first came to JNU in 2013 to pursue his undergraduate degree in Russian. As per the media reports, he worked with Google as a translator from 2016 to 2017.

Alam was once a member of the All India Students Association (AISA) but he left the organization. In an interview to the Hindustan Times he said, “A major reason for this was that I felt they were too concerned with what is happening outside campus and never addressed campus issues or students’ problems. They were concentrating on Modi and his politics."

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Attack on Farooque:

NSUI alleges that the warden of the Kaveri Hostel was also assisting the goons who came to attack Farooque. NSUI- JNU in a X post writes, "In a horrific incident in Kaveri hostel today senior warden of the hostel and their domesticated ABVP Goons attacked NSUI activists and our senior activist Farooque Alam who is a physically handicapped research scholar in JNU."

NSUI held ABVP responsible for attack

In an another post, some students of JNU-NSUI gheraoed warden of Kaveri Hostel in solidarity with Farooque Alam against the attack on NSUI fellow by ABVP goons. The Student's wing said, "We have demanded the Senior Warden and Dean of Students to take strict action against these hooligans."

Farroque Alam was living illegally in the hostel: ABVP

According to a few students residing in the Kaveri Hostel, Farooque Alam was living illegally in the Kaveri Hostel and had been served repeated notices for eviction. He has also been declared out of bounds by the JNU administration. ABVP denied allegations made against themThe Right-wing student's union in a statement said that the allegations made by the NSUI are false and fabricated.

The ABVP-JNU unit said that they were not involved into this matter.In a statement the ABVP said, "Only two office bearers, (Rohit Kumar and Manoj Uniyal) reside in Kaveri Hostel and they were not in or around the premises during the said process.""Our belief is that the University Campus must be a place where students learn and grow, having an optimal environment for learning how to live a meaningful life and contributing to national reconstruction", added the student's Union.

A video is circulating on the micro-blogging site, X where Farooque's speech is going viral. In the video he is speaking against the RSS and BJP and condemning the centre's stance on nationality.

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